Reclaiming Your Sexual Self: How You Can Bring Desire Back Into Your Life

Reclaiming Your Sexual Self: How You Can Bring Desire Back Into Your Life

by Kathryn Hall

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Kathryn Hall takes a fresh and refreshing new look at why so many women are not really interested in sex. A uniquely helpful book.
-Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger

""Women don't need medicine or magic to feel desire but rather reasons and motivation. This book provides sound strategies and sensible suggestions for overcoming sexual inertia and finding genuine satisfaction.""
-Sandra Leiblum, Ph.D., Director, Center for Sexual & Relationship Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

""The many who are searching for sexual desire in an easy-to-swallow pill form may be pleasantly surprised to find it in this easy-to-read book form.""
-Gerianne M. Alexander, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

At last, a drug-free, holistic program to restore sexual passion and desire

Despite what many so-called experts believe, lack of sexual desire in women does not necessarily indicate a hormonal problem. More often, asserts sex therapist Dr. Kathryn Hall, it means that something is out of balance in our lives. In Reclaiming Your Sexual Self, Dr. Hall reveals how to discover the source of your lack of sexual interest and take charge of your health. Drawing on successful methods she has used in her clinical practice, she helps you identify the imbalances that are affecting your overall well-being and get in touch with lost or neglected sexual feelings. Through a series of illuminating exercises and with Dr. Hall's wise, warm advice, you'll discover:
* Why it's okay to want sex-and enjoy it
* Ways to improve communication with your partner
* The right conditions and circumstances to spark your sexual interest
* How to maintain a vital sexual connection for the long term
* When to consult a professional


Hormone replacement therapy doesn't have to be the answer. You can reclaim your sexual self and keep desire and passion alive and well by following the proven, reassuring advice in this authoritative guide.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471274278
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/25/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

KATHRYN HALL, Ph.D., has over twenty years of experience in sexuality research and direct clinical practice. She runs a highly successful private practice in Princeton, New Jersey, in which she specializes in the treatment of sexual dysfunction.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. Sex Doesn't Exist in a Vacuum..

2. Could the Trouble Be Physical?

3. Why Don't I Feel the Way I Used to Feel?

4. Taking Stock: What Are You Saying When You Are Saying No?

5. Reclaiming Your Sexual Self.

6. When Is Sex Right for You?

7. Getting Your Signals Straight: It's All About Communication.

8. Sexercises for the Mind and Body.

9. Sex for Life.

10. Calling on the Professionals.

Notes.

Appendix A: Sex Hormones.

Appendix B: Medications That Can Decrease Sexual Desire.

Resources.

Index.

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